Our beloved pop kaween Betty Who might be taking forever with the official follow-up to her spectacular 2014 debut Take Me When You Go, but that doesn’t mean she’s abandoned us. The Australian songstress has just dropped her very own cover of the 1996 Donna Lewis classic “I Love You Always Forever” as a treat to us fans eagerly waiting new music.
“I am a little worried about people thinking this is the first single [for the new album],” Betty told SPIN. “I’m such a writer. I’m such an artiste that I’m so concerned about putting out my story specifically, and this is Donna‘s story. For me, it’s redirected attention, wanting to go, ‘Hey guys, I promise I’m not dead.'”
The Peter Thomas-produced rework layers Betty‘s sugary sweet vocals atop a slow-building and sensuous pulse for a truly multi-dimensional dance-pop moment, including a stunning acapella opening, hazy ’80s synths dreamily expanding in the distance and hand claps galore! It’s truly magical.
“It’s one of those songs that you don’t know, and when you hear it you go, ‘Ah I know this song,” Betty added. “I think those are the best ones to cover because it still feels fresh and it still feels new but there’s such a deep familiarity about it that you can’t get. Nothing feels better than, like, ‘Kiss Me‘ by Sixpence None the Richer coming on and being like, ‘Oh my God, I f**king love this song.’ [‘I Love You Always Forever‘] is my ‘Kiss Me,’ although ‘Kiss Me‘ is also my ‘Kiss Me.'”
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